Strawberry picking robot

In Japan the engineers developed an agricultural robot that could help farmers in picking fruits. The robot first determines the position, and then evaluates if the color of the strawberry is at least 80% red. After that it proceeds to pick up the fruit and places it into its storage. Currently the robot is being field tested by farmers and its developers say that there is room for improvement regarding the fruit picking cycle time, which is around 9 seconds. The robot will be adopted to pick other type of fruits as well, in the near future. See video below: